Saturday, July 14, 2018

New Style Art Prints

I'm very excited about my new style of digital prints! An alternative to standard framed prints, the images are mounted on sturdy but lightweight three quarter inch thick foam blocks with lightly textured black edges. Crisp cut edges look clean and modern. Stainless steel hanging mount as well as corner spacers on the back ensure flush-to-the-wall hanging. No frame necessary. These are fine quality prints!

Available only on eBay and 100% of the sale price goes to the ACLU! Yes, more donations. Make art, do good; buy art, do good!

Opening bid is only $50 for each of six 12"x12" pieces from my Songbook Series. See the listings here. Auctions close next Wednesday!


"Spain" - instrumental jazz classic written by Chick Corea (1971)


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The Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s "6x6" fund-raising auction ends on Sunday, July 15th. Three of the four archival prints on paper that I donated from my Songbook Series have sold, but one is left. All work is $20!


6284 - It Might as Well be Spring



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The Sketchbooks are on the road!
 

TORONTO, CANADA
Fri., July 27th - Sun. July 29th

Historic Distillery District - RSVP


My book's catalog call number: 347.34-10 





Sunday, May 20, 2018

RoCo 6x6 Opens + Sketchbook Project Tour

At right: "Spain"
Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s "6x6" exhibition and fund-raising auction brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, and local school kids. Artworks must be six inches square (my work is 5" square with a 1" border to allow for matting) and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 16. I haven't done this show for a couple of years, so it's good to be back again!

  • Global Online Preview happening NOW!

  • In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 28 - June 1, 1-9pm

  • Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 2, 4-10pm  *Get Tickets Here*

  •      7:30pm raffle for buyer positions #1-20

  •      8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers

  • Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 5 at 10am

I have four pieces available from my "Songbook" series, all inspired by great songs. You can click on each link to see their listings:

It Might as Well be Spring

Cloudburst

Take the A-Train

Spain


This is a great way to purchase one of my geometric digital prints on archival paper for only $20 and support a worthy cause at the same time!


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My book's official catalog call number: 347.34-10
For the 2018 Sketchbook Project, artists could choose from several themes. "Textures, Lines & Graphics" was perfect for me! 


"Sketchbook" is broadly interpreted by participating artists. Mine includes a brief intro plus a total of 28 digital geometric drawings printed on pages made from glossy photo paper and rebound into the 5"x7" book. 

In addition to being held in the permanent collection of the library, the sketchbooks will be digitized and searchable online, and the books themselves will go on tour this summer to Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta!


BROOKLYN, NY
Sat., June 23rd
Brooklyn Art Library

TORONTO, CANADA
Fri., July 27th - Sun. July 29th
Historic Distillery District

CHICAGO, IL
Fri., August 3rd - Sun. August 5th
Hyde Park Arts Center

ATLANTA, GA
Fri. Sept. 21st - Sun. Sept. 23rd
Ponce City Market





Sunday, May 6, 2018

Fine Arts Federation Show Photos + Tucasa Women's History Month Show Closes

The Fine Arts Federation Membership Show is an annual event at the Betsy Leuke Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank, CA. It usually features close to 60 artists. My entry was a drawing from 2001 that had never been shown before. There's always a lot of pottery in this exhibit because the center has an active pottery studio in the back. The gallery itself is beautiful. The show closed March 22nd.


This event celebrated the renaming of the center in honor of
the late Burbank arts supporter, Betsy Leuke.

Partial view of the beautiful, large gallery.

My work on the left.

Title: "Chega de Saudade" ("No More Blues"), a favorite Jobim samba.

Personal favorite: lovely hand-painted bowl.

Another view. I can't find the artist's name!

Several ceramic pieces, including a prize-winner.

Title: "Empty Vessels"




Tucasa celebrated National Women's History Month with an art exhibit featuring women artists. It opened March 2nd with "An Art & Music Night" at Sabor y Cultura in Los Angeles, CA. I had five mounted digital prints from my "Songbook" series in this show, which just closed on April 30th. Sabor y Cultura, known as a "coffeehouse with flavor and culture," is a charming venue that offers tasty light meals and evening entertainment in addition to its rotating art shows.








Saturday, March 31, 2018

Art Share + Art Walk + RoCo 6x6 + Sketchbook Project

Art News Updates!

I'm delighted that my 36"x36" digital print on canvas entitled, "Notes 101C," sold at a premium price of $500 in last month's fundraising auction benefiting Art Share L.A. Thank you to the generous collector who purchased it!


I will not be at the Brewery Art Walk, but my mask will! Curator Dulce Stein will recreate her Latino Art Museum mask show in the studio of Ashira Siegal Fox. My mask: $100. Art Walk is April 7th and 8th from 11 AM to 6 PM both days.




Coming soon: Rochester Contemporary Art Center's annual "6x6" show which raises funds for the center in Rochester, NY. All work is six inches square and sells for only $20! You'll get details in time for the global online preview on May 18th.





Coming soon: The Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, the library walls are lined with shelves that hold the many sketchbooks currently in the collection, created by artists from around the world. The 2018 Sketchbooks will be digitized and searchable online, and the books themselves will go on tour this summer. My book is in progress!




Friday, March 16, 2018

My Latest Art News




Above the Streets Gala
Art Share L.A.
801 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Auction: March 22nd
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Numerous Los Angeles artists have donated work for the 4th Annual fundraising event benefiting Art Share L.A. I've contributed a 36"x36" digital print on canvas entitled, "Notes 101C." Price is $400, all tax deductible! Get tickets here.





Don't miss another chance to see my Mardi Gras mask! Curator Dulce Stein will recreate her mask show at the Brewery Art Walk, April 7th and 8th, in the studio of Ashira Siegal Fox. Visit over 100 open studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Mask: $100



Read my story in "Artists, ART, & Story: A Moment in Time, 2017." Karrie Ross has created a series of books in which she compiles fascinating personal stories and essays on various topics, all written by artists. My story is about my wonderful experience creating and running the Women's March Online Facebook Page event last year. 






My 25 Year Retrospective at the Lobby Gallery at NoHoSAC/The Road Theatre closed today. It has been such a treat to be able to share so much of my work in this exhibition! Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who stopped by to see the show. Onward to the next 25 years!



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mardi Gras Show at the Latino Art Museum

Decorated with Prisamcolor pens, metallic and glitter paints, and costume jewels!

My Mardi Gras mask is included in a colorful installation by curator Dulce Stein at this show. The reception coincides with the monthly Pomona Art Walk and Farmers Market, so it should be a very lively event! I'm not certain that I'll be able to be there, but I hope you'll go and enjoy!


Mardi Gras & Art Walk

Latino Art Museum

281 S. Thomas St
Pomona, CA 91766

Show: Feb. 3 through Feb. 24th
Reception and Art Walk:
Saturday, Feb. 10 from 4 - 9 p.m.

Live Music by
David Holguin and Nelson Alberquenque

Group Show and Mask Installation
curated by Dulce Stein

Facebook Event





Tuesday, December 26, 2017

25 Year Retrospective - Reception Photos

Last week, the North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony presented the opening reception for my 25 Year Retrospective art show. NoHo SAC is one of the arts colonies created by the non-profit EngAGE, Inc., for which I'm Websites/Social Media Manager as well as an Experience Talks Radio Show producer/host. I'm grateful to EngAGE CEO/Founder Tim Carpenter, EngAGE CAO Nancy Goodhart, and NoHo SAC Program Director Sara Debevec for hosting the show in the beautiful lobby gallery shared by NoHo SAC and the Road Theatre on Magnolia. The evening included delicious food from Porto’s and fine entertainment by keyboardist Rex Perry. In addition to celebrating 25 years of exhibiting art, the event also marked my 10th anniversary of meeting Tim and my affiliation with the Experience Talks Radio Show, and my 70th birthday!


The exhibition runs until March 16, 2018. It’s open during regular business hours and in the evenings prior to theater performances. Call to confirm: NoHo SAC (818) 985-2200, Road Theatre (818) 761-8838. I hope you can stop by!



Entrance to NoHo SAC.

Entrance to the theater. Main gallery wall can be seen through the windows.

Partner, Experience Talks Producer/Host John Semper Jr.

Nancy Goodhart, CAO of EngAGE; Megan Hocking, Program
Director at Burbank Senior Artists Colony; the artist;
Tim Carpenter, CEO/Founder of EngAGE.
Early arrivals peruse the main gallery wall.
Children's book author Betty Birney and actor Frank Birney.
Artists Theodore Svenningsen and Wini Brewer.
NoHo SAC Program Director Sara Debevec, left, taking photos.

Michelle Debbaudt and Tim Carpenter

Websites design team Ann Zumwinkel, John Marchena, and Doug
Bland brought an oversized, inflatable microphone to celebrate
the recent launch of the new Experience Talks website.


With Michelle and Betty, mid-munch. Delicious food!

Betty, Sara, Frank

Brent, deciding which one to purchase.

With film composer David Raiklen.

With artist/muralist Andre Miripolsky.

Mom! Very glad she came to the event.

Such a surprise when Sara presented me with flowers!

Another surprise: kind words from Tim.

Laughing because I was so caught off guard that I
was holding my plate during the entire presentation!

With Ann, Michelle, and Tim 

Rex Perry provided excellent music.

Sara and Theo discussing art.

Ready to put a red dot on a sold print on metal.



Betty, John, Frank

John and Andre

Michelle and John

Michelle and I both used to be singers many years ago.
We should not be left unsupervised.